On your computer (Windows)

A comprehensive guide on installing Webasyst on your local Windows-powered machine

  1. Installation of Webasyst o a local computer requires installation of special software package XAMPP. Download its installation archive from the official website and install it on your computer. Upon the installation, the “XAMPP Control Panel” program will be started automatically, to enable you to manage the XAMPP software. In this program, start the “Apache” and “MySQL” modules using “Start” buttons.

  2. Create an empty folder named wa anywhere on your computer and extract the Webasyst installation archive into it. Then move this folder to C:\\xampp\htdocs\.
  3. Open the phpMyAdmin tool provided by the XAMPP package. To do so, enter the following URL in your browser: http://localhost/phpmyadmin/.

    Use phpMyAdmin to create a new database named webasyst. Note the name of the created database, you will need it later during the installation of Webasyst.

  4. Enter the URL in your browser which will be used to access installed Webasyst apps: http://localhost/wa/.

  5. Follow the instructions of the installation wizard. When requested, enter the following values in database connection setup fields:

    Server: localhost
    User: root
    Password: (leave this field empty)
    Database name: (enter the name of the database you have created in phpMyAdmin)

    Proceed to the next step of the installation wizard.

  6. Click on the login link displayed on the page with the success message and specify first user's details: login name, password, and email address.

    Upon first login to your Webasyst backend, the installation is completed!